Their forum paper published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, entitled “Is the Conventional Pore Water Pressure Concept Adequate for Fine-Grained Soils in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering?” offers a new equation for soil water pressure under all saturation conditions.
They posit that a more general definition of pore water pressure will aid geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers in developing better solutions. Learn more about their research in the abstract below or by reading the full paper in the ASCE Library: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002612
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Pore water pressure quantified as the product of the unit weight of water and piezometric or tensiometric pressure head has historically been used in virtually all analyses of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering problems. Is the conventional pore water pressure concept adequate? The authors contend that it is not and offer a general and adequate equation for soil pore water pressure under all saturation conditions.
Read the full paper in the ASCE Library: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002612